Your Inner Summer: A Deep Dive

Your Inner Summer: A Deep Dive

Welcome to the inner summer phase of your cycle. In this article, we'll explore how you could be feeling, how to spot the signs of this phase and take a look at how a cup of Really Nice Tea Inner Summer blend can lend a helping hand during this time. We also have a chat with naturopath Brooke Oke to bring you the scoop on the ingredients we've carefully chosen for this blend and how they can support you.

What is your inner summer?

Your inner summer is otherwise known as the ovulation phase of your cycle. This typically occurs around days 12 to 14 but can vary from person to person and month to month. For the purpose of this article, we’re following a 28-day cycle, but this may not be your experience and that’s okay. 

What’s happening with your hormones in your summer phase?

This is when your body experiences a surge in luteinizing hormone (LH) that triggers the release of a mature egg, marking ovulation. Oestrogen levels rise, enhancing your mood and energy while also creating a more hospitable environment for sperm through increased cervical mucus production. This phase is your time to shine, both physically and emotionally. 

What’s happening in your body in your summer phase?

While there’s every chance you may feel like your best self in your summer phase, Brooke shares that “the spike in hormones like oestrogen in this phase can sometimes cause lower abdominal cramping, bloating and fluid retention.”

Tune into your cycle and notice if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms – the more you know about your cycle the easier it is to work with it, rather than against.

What might be happening with your mood in your summer phase?

“With a peak in energising hormones at ovulation we can feel more inspired and awake,” shares Brooke. “This is the time to schedule social events, meetings and take advantage of any opportunities as you’ll often be feeling your best self in this phase.” 

Phrases to describe your inner summer

  • I’m feeling fun and flirty
  • Want to do something creative? 
  • I’m ready to have some fun
  • Is there anything I can help you with?
  • Let me take care of you

Really Nice Tea’s Summer blend

Our Inner Summer blend has been lovingly crafted with these organic ingredients to support you through this phase:

  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Fennel
  • Chamomile
  • Aniseed
  • Caraway 

“Peppermint and aniseed reduce spasms and help to reduce bloating,” shares Brooke. “The essential oil content in peppermint is cooling and calming to the digestive system. Calming and circulatory herbs help to support a balance of hormones in this phase and to ensure the body remains in harmony.”

Hello, sunshine 

This phase of your cycle is your time to shine. If you’re feeling those high-energy vibes, make the most of it. Create, play and spend time with the people you love.

Remember, everyone’s cycle is different so if this doesn’t sound like you, please don’t worry. If you have any concerns about your cycle, please speak to a trusted health professional.

Discover our full range of organic herbal tea blends – lovingly crafted to support you, no matter what season you’re in. 



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